New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2) - Agriculture

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Get a taste of agriculture in three major growth areas:

  • Beekeeping (Apiculture)

  • Fencing

  • Pest Control

This course is perfect if you're new to the primary sector, or wanting to get a range of work-ready skills.

What you will learn

This programme focuses on general skills needed to work in primary industry. You will study a range of hands-on activities in each area including:

  • Basic hive maintenance

  • Installing fence posts

  • Basic tractor skills

  • Setting pest traps

  • Practical beekeeping

  • How to tie and strain wire

  • Basic quad bike skills

  • Safely laying pesticides

  • Using a GPS and map

  • Install and swing a gate

  • Recognising pest signs

Students will also have the opportunity to gain practical workplace experience.

Admission information

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences

  • be able to read, write and communicate in English at a basic level

  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Qualification gained

New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2)

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

From 1 January 2023, all NorthTec learners will be part of Te Pūkenga. Please note that these programmes of study are currently under review as part of the reform of vocational education training and may be subject to change.

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Full time


14 Weeks

Start Dates

Throughout Northland: Throughout the year

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: Fees Free

International: Programme not open to international students

Programme Code


Phone 0800 162 100
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